With both Brett Deledio and Jarryd Roughead calling time on their esteemed AFL careers, we take a look back at the draft which started it all back in 2004.
It was the draft that created the core of Hawthorn’s success throughout the 2010s, also unearthing a host of other prominent stars of the game.
Here is Zero Hanger’s re-drafted first round of the 2004 AFL national draft, including those picked up in the rookie draft:
19. Ivan Maric (Port Adelaide)
Ivan Maric was originally taken at pick 40 in the draft by the Adelaide Crows and eventually became a cult hero amongst fans due to his flowing mullet and warrior-like attack on the football. Maric spent 77 games for the Crows before being traded to Richmond after Sam Jacobs took the number one ruck spot.
Maric had a solid 80-game career at the Tigers, finishing third in the club best-and-fairest in 2012 and was promoted to vice-captain in 2015 and 2016. Maric retired in 2017, after spending the season in the VFL, finishing his 157 game career.